POSTPONED - Haslemere and Blackdown hike 2020

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May 30

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The walk is 8 miles long and includes some steepish hills but most of the route is relatively gentle gradients. It follows good footpaths, quiet roads and tracks.

Explore hidden tracks and the highest point of the South Downs with Matt, Justin and the outdoorlads.

This will be a varied walk taking in woodland, heathland and grassy meadows. We leave the walk start point and soon pass through a National Trust smallholding close to Haslemere High Street. We then follow the Serpent Trail to reach Black Down, which is the highest point of the South Downs National Park at 280 metres above sea level. This will provide the lunch stop with fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

We'll descend to Fernhurst village at which point there may be opportunity for a swift half at the local pub - time permitting and at the discretion of the walk leader. The last few miles take us through wooded tracks and paths, and finally back through a different part of the National Trust farm to return to the walk start.

For those with time and a thirst for beer, it is likely we will make a farewell visit to the pub at the end of the walk.


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